Sunday, March 7, 2010


I had a moment of clarity this week. I was laying in bed going through my head what food storage items I need to replace at Costco this month, when all of the sudden it hit me. I could go a whole year, never set foot in a store, and feed my family comfortably.

And it was more than just thinking that I had the food, it was that I have it AND I know how to use it. I know already what my kids will eat, what I can make on a day to day basis, and that I can take care of my family's nutritional needs completely independent of the outside world for a whole year.

I felt............. safe.

It was a defining moment for me. It was the moment I have been looking for since I started this. In that instant, food storage went from being overwhelming, mysterious, and a little bit scary, to being my promise of security and independence.


  1. "Tender Mercies" wouldn't you say! Yippy!

  2. Yay! I have to admit I find a lot of peace in mine as well.

  3. Thank you so much for what you are doing.: ) It gives me hope that I could start living on my food storage and make it work for me too!

  4. U should get into canning your freezer meats in case we have no electricity. I appreciate your jar ideas! Ty